Lord Barrington to General Sir William Howe, London, War Office, 6 March 1777:
To test the most proper manner the utility of some rifle barrel pieces of new construction, Capt. Ferguson of the 70th Regiment is placed in command of 100 men with proper officers and embarked for North America. A quantity of green cloth is sent if a distinctive dress is desired for this detachment...
Historical Manuscripts Commission. Report on American Manuscripts... Vol. 1, London, 1904, pp. 93-94.
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